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WHY SYNNEX SMB CONNECT?

SYNNEX is a Fortune 500 company that boasts 111 consecutive profitable quarters and is one of the leading hardware and software distributors in the United States. They offer over one million SKUS from more than 500 vendors, have 10 warehouses across the US, offer free presales tech support and it is free to set up an account.
SYNNEX takes pride in lavishing the SMB reseller with attention and keeping you in the know. As part of the SMB Connect sales group at SYNNEX you will have a dedicated sales representative, access to our online EC Express ordering tool, free use of our Gov/Ed Digital Navigator tool that will show you all the gov/ed bids in all 50 states, and many unique financing options.
If you are in the market for a new source for pricing, availability, and credit there is only upside to setting up an account with SYNNEX. To sign up for a free account today please call 855-899-0050. Also visit our microsite at www.synnex.com/smbconnect to learn about many of our other offerings and solutions.


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Survey shows SMBs need better connections to consumers
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Yodle, a provider of local online marketing products and services for SMBs, released recently results of “Yodle Insights: What Consumers want from Local Businesses,” a survey on consumer behavior and preferences related to local service businesses.“We conducted this survey because we are committed to helping local businesses succeed,” Yodle President of Local Paul Bascobert said. “Although this survey confirms that local businesses are embraced by consumers, the results highlight that there are untapped opportunities for them to reach more consumers and improve the customer experience.” O...
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Quick Heal unveils unlimited reward opportunity
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IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies announced yesterday Quick Rewards, its new loyalty program for North American reseller partners. The Quick Rewards program offers opportunities to receive rewards credits representing up to 6 percent of a partner’s first-year SEQRITE product line sales and 4 percent of his or her second-year SEQRITE sales, with no limit on the rewards earned. “It’s common practice for reseller executives to network with one another and talk business – from technology trends and profit margins, to new vendors and products,” said Farokh Karani, Director o...
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Here or there: Digium compares hosted and on-premises VoIP solutions
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Digium released recently an infographic comparing the costs and benefits of both hosted and on-premises VoIP solutions. Hosted VoIP, known also as a cloud-based phone system, has proved to be a tough competitor for traditional on-premises systems. While on-premises solutions offer control and customization, according to the infographic, hosted solutions work especially well for SMBs without in-house IT resources. The infographic covers cost, future expansion, control, flexibility and implementation before providing recommendations for businesses on the solution best to adopt. The full infog...
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SkyKick launches CMaaS product category
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Is Amazon Evil?
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A prominent Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer has just sent me an unapologetic missive that doesn’t take ownership for service degradation. Read on. The Crime This customer has a dependency on with its core line-of-business knowledge application. I’ve been told some of its features and functionality disappeared recently (a widget). While investigating “what the hell happened…,” as the client put it, an unsolicited excuse arrived from AWS that I have reprinted below. What concerns me is that Amazon doesn’t say “we’re sorry” and it hardly takes ownership of the malady. Here is the bottom line...
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To the Future: Onward Computer Systems Changes Locations
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It’s out with the old and in with the new for Ontario-based Onward Computer Systems, which announced recently it will move locations July 2 to 4390 Paletta Court, Unit K1, Burlington, Ontario LRL 5R2.After 24 years in its current location, the move mirrors changing business from system building to managed services, cloud, consulting and recurring revenue. The new office will focus on customer experience and feature updated technology while still allowing space to complete deployments and repairs as necessary, Vice President John Krikke said. Visitors should wait until mid-July for the of...
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CompTia Researches Rogue IT, Discovers Closer Collaboration
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Oracle Expands Cloud Computing in Latin America
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Champion Solutions Group Acquires allAware
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StorageCraft Announces Ability to Enhance Disaster Recovery, Backup Solutions
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StorageCraft Technology Corp. announced today the Professional Services program, which gives MSPs and VARs the ability to augment consultation, design and implementation of backup and disaster recovery services with help from the StorageCraft Professional Services team. “One of the most valuable assets for any business or organization is data. The StorageCraft Professional Services offering is designed to assist our partners by addressing immediate backup and disaster recovery needs and to help them build the best possible disaster recovery infrastructure for the long-term protection of thei...
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VeriStor Expands Team and Security Practice
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IT solutions provider VeriStor Systems announced yesterday expansion of its Security Solutions and Services Practice, including the addition of Bryan Copeland as Security Practice Director. The Security Solutions and Services Practice is designed to provide visibility and protect the landscape from endpoint to data center to cloud. "At VeriStor we look at security processes and strategies holistically, building the solutions that deliver comprehensive and compliant protection," said Ashby Lincoln, CEO, VeriStor. "We are expanding our security portfolio to further enable this mission. With B...
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Harrybbb at the US Open – Lessons Learned
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